Photo of Frederick Rawlings

Frederick Rawlings

Private

31st Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss O. Walters
  • Plaque: 940

Additional Info

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Biography

Frederick Rawlings was born in Ballarat but enlisted from Wendouree on 19th July 1915. He was a draper's assistant, aged 29 and unmarried. He joined the 31st Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, with Regimental No. 916. He was killed in action during the Battle of Fromelles (Fleurbaix) on the 20th July 1916 (one year and one day after his enlistment). At the time of his death, his body was never recovered and consequently he was listed on the memorial at VC Corner, Australian War Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. His remains were later identified in 2010 from those soldiers found in the mass grave site at Pheasant Wood, close to the village of Fromelles. He is now buried in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery , Fromelles, France. His brother, Sydney, also served in WW1 and was killed in action 11th July 1918 – his Avenue Tree No. is 765. Rawlings Street in the Lucas Estate is named in their honour.
Tree No. 940

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour